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Experts share spring fashion tips

Wear a backpack. They're darling. Seriously. “The backpack is back and a major fashion message,” Ken Downing, the fashion director at Neiman Marcus, tells the Boston Globe. And here you thought backpacks were for carrying things. Wow, are you stupid. Backpacks are for making major fashion statements. Hello! While you're wearing a backpack, you might as well wear...
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Fashion industry turns women into ‘girls’

There are apparently very few women in the fashion business, but a whole of "girls." Consider the celebrites who have their own fashion lines. Victoria Beckham has "Working Girl." (Uh, Victoria? You do know that's a euphemism for prostitutes, don't you?) Meanwhile, Audrey Gelman has "The Girl Most Likely" and Maria Sharapova has "Golden Girl." By the...
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The ’90s are back in time for the school year

You might call it the Fonzie Effect. One of the biggest cultural phenomenons of the '70s was a nostalgia craze for the '50s (as evidenced by the character of Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli on the sitcom "Happy Days"). Cultural nostalgia always seems to look 20 years in the past, so it's little wonder that Scripps Media reports...
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Understanding cybergoth

By MARIAH FREIRE It’s one thing to admit you were into that "scene" in middle school, maybe even high school. Of course, you probably listened to Fall Out Boy, Paramore, maybe some Linkin Park? Your hair straightener was your favorite possession, and perhaps you found inspiration from some dark-eyed raccoons. But when I asked a friend what his...
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Looking for new menswear? Well, Boohoo

Boohoo, a British fashion company, unveils its new menwear line to the press June 11 and 12. The company has long produced fashion for women, but this is its first major foray into men's clothing. The new line is called BoohooMAN. Boohoo, based in Manchester, is one of Britain's fastest growing fashion brands. Its online stores offer...
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The plain white dress shirt comes with a story

A man in a white dress shirt could time travel to 1914 and no one would look at him askance. Women's fashions change dramatically over the course of time, but look at most male fashion designers. Most of them are still wearing the same white dress shirt that their great-grandfather could have worn. The New York Times...
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High heels more problems than they’re worth?

Men would never subject their feet to Inquisitional torture devices that cause excrutiating pain, deform their toes and cause chronic health problems just to impress women. Heck, women are lucky if they can get their boyfriends and husbands to bathe more than once a week. Yet generation after generation of women wear high-heel shoes with pinchy little...
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